Wednesday, July 28, 2010

How Long Does It Take? Giveaway

So this afternoon when I got home from work I decided to wash the bathroom rugs, especially since the three dogs had a beauty day in the main bathtub yesterday.  Now putting freshly washed rugs back in bathrooms that have dog hair around the edges of the walls - well I might as well not have washed them - know what I mean?  So into the bathroom I squeeze myself and my mighty Dyson turbo vacuum (it's a tiny little bathroom).  I'm just vacuuming away with the long extension hose - might as well get those cobwebs too - when all of a sudden I got too close to this

and it sucked the rest of the roll right up - about a third of a roll - as I stood there amazed and horrified while I watched and thought to myself, "TURN IT OFF, TURN IT OFF!  WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?"  So...the question is - How long does it take for a Dyson turbo vacuum to suck up a third of a roll of toilet paper?  Whoever guesses the correct amount of seconds (or is nearest to the correct amount of seconds) in a comment will be in a drawing to win a handmade decorated wool toilet paper roll cover in the color of your choice!   Giveaway winner will be announced Saturday, July 31st at 6:00PM EST so be sure to get your guess in before then. 

And yes, the vacuum was fine but I did have to use some creative manipulation to empty the canister LOL - no sir that toilet paper wasn't just shaking out of the canister like the usual dirt and dog hair does LOL

YEAAAAAAAA!!!  We have a winner.  The answer was 3 seconds (which is longer than you might think - just try counting it out - one one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand).  And the Random Generator chose Bea.  So Bea, I'll be emailing you to see what color wool toilet paper roll cover you'd like.  Congratulations!!!  Just what you've always wanted I'm sure!!!  LOL

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  1. LOL! Okay, I will give it a shot... what about 8 seconds???


    Sheila :-)

  2. I honestly do not think my very old vacuum cleaner..over 20 years...would be able to do what your Dyson model has done....This is simply amazing. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

    You made me smile as I read this post. :O)

  3. I'm rolling with laughter; so funny!
    I don't know but will guess 13 seconds.

  4. Ok, I'm game. 7 seconds?.
    We hate those moments when they are happening, but they make funny stories and memories. Bet your bathroom looks great now.

  5. Hi, my name is Sherry and I am a new Bloggerette Sorority Sister. I wanted to drop by and introduce myself and let you know I am looking forward to joining in on the fun and meeting people that share my passions for crafting, scrapbooking Well, all papercrafts really... and now blogging. (Newbie blogger of 2 weeks!)

    When I first opened your blog I thought... toilet paper? Then I read it and I still have a smile on my face! My guess will be 4 seconds!

    Take Care~ Sherry

  6. I am just rolling in the floor over here, you have no idea how much I can relate as I just finished spending my ONE evening alone moving from cleaning the rugs to busting the den of the dust bunnies made of dog hair under my know, they multiply, and I think I heard them whispering about taking over last night as I drifted off to sleep. I'm guessing 5.8 seconds.

  7. I've just come from Bea's blog. This is still making me smile as I imagine your face! What a bad Dyson! Oh I'll guess 6 seconds!

  8. I think 3,5 seconds, would love see your face!!!!!!!

  9. I am impressed! Mine doesn't begin to have that kind of power and its a big old thing. i am sure it would be dead right now if it ate that much toilet paper!

    Because you were surprised, I guess five seconds.

    I saw a car wash/dog wash business in a small Minnesota own and I thought, I am going with that.
    I am not sure if you just drive them on through with the roof down or how it works but anything that makes washing out two fu babies easier!

    Loved your Walking in a Summer Wonderland,too!


  10. What a hoot. Three seconds. Now how long does it take for a two year old to feed and flush an entire roll of tp down? :)Bea

  11. hehehehehe! This is too funny, my god woman you are making me laugh here!

    What power! What megga monster!

    My vacuum is pretty darn old but does wonders- a powerful picker upper but this will kill it indeed!

    I'd say 3 seconds!

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  13. Hello from Texas! I'm a fellow Bloggerette Sorority Sister and just finally getting around to everyone's sites. Your post made me burst out laughing today! It remind me of "puppy times" with my scottish terrier. He would grab the toilet paper from the roll and run with it through the house. If the paper broke, he would go back for more. He did the same thing with yarn in a basket once!
    Happy Sunday,

  14. What fun! My daughter has a Dyson and loves it too. Congrats to Bea!


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